A thought exercise.
In October 1908, if you had told a Cubs fan that the Cubs would not win another World Series for the rest of his lifetime (and I use “his” here because the overwhelming majority of baseball fans in 1908 were men), he would have laughed at you.
If you had then told him that the Cubs wouldn’t win again in his children’s lifetime, his grandchildren’s lifetime or perhaps even in some of his great-grandchildren’s lifetime, he would have likely had you put “way out in left field,” as the hospital then just beyond the left-field wall at West Side Grounds in Chicago was called.
The Cubs were the dominant team in baseball in the first decade of the 20th Century. They won four pennants in five seasons and two World Series. There was no reason to think they wouldn’t continue to do this, with good ownership and solid fan support.
But as you know, that didn’t happen. And those of us who did live to see the Cubs win the World Series in 2016 waited our entire lifetimes for that. No matter your age, you waited a very long time to see your favorite team win it all.
Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue